Mercy Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jessalynn Adam Discusses Shin Splints
Do your shins ache after running? You may have medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints.
According to Jessalynn Adam, M.D., CAQSM, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified physician specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, certain athletes are susceptible to shin splints, such as long-distance runners and athletes who wear cleats, such as lacrosse or soccer players.
The primary causes are problems with footwear, over-training and how the athlete runs.
"There are some things that we can't modify that are just inherent to who you are and how your body is and how you run. Then there are certain things that we can modify; those are muscle strength, footwear and training volume," Dr. Adam said.
Stretching, over-the-counter pain medications and rest can help ease the discomfort of shin splints.
View Mercy sports medicine specialist Dr. Jessalynn Adam’s interview regarding shin splints.
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